Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator: Spellbound

I am not a crazy highlighter fiend. I have a couple that I love but never felt compelled to add to my collection until now. If you remember almost two years ago, Laura Mercier came out with a Limited Edition Illuminator as a part of the Fall 2011 collection. It was called Rose Rendezvous and it was a beauty (I did a post on it here). It was finely milled, had an almost metallic rose-gold sheen and I haven't bought a powder highlighter since.

Enter the 2013 Dark Spell collection and the latest face illuminator to catch my attention - Spellbound. I was a bit weary before ordering it online sight unseen since I don't normally do that but I know these things sell out like hot cakes so I trotted on over to Nordstrom.com and bought two (one for my BFF). It's a beauty!


To my pleasant surprise, it is slightly warmer, more subtle (yet buildable) and more finely milled than 2011's Rose Rendezvous.

Spellbound on left, Rose Rendezvous on right

Here comes the hairy-armed "amateur blogger" swatch:

Rose Rendezvous on left, Spellbound on right
The sheen is more subtle yet you can build it up to more intense metallic whereas with RR you had to be careful from the start. Spellbound is a beauty aaaaand you kinda need it.

If you love and use highlighters, you will not be disappointed. Get it before it sells out (UK girls you can pre-order it from Space NK here as they roll out starting July 12) or if you're in North America, trudge on over to Nordstrom - Laura Mercier has a gift with purchase thing going on as well - link.

x

21 comments:

  1. Ooh, I don't really keep up too too much with new collections coming out (I am awful at forgetting on them), but this one is awesome. I'll definitely need to pop over to Nordstroms!
    Maria

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  2. Eek! I was hoping I didn't need this one but now I'm sold that it needs to be mine. :)

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  3. This looks beautiful, think I will have to preorder from Space NK! Thanks for the heads up :)

    Chantelle x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  4. My goodness, that is a beautiful product!
    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  5. This looks really good! Love the pattern and design of this highlighter! x

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  6. NEED NEED NEED!!! so beautiful

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  7. This highlight is gorgeous!! I really wish I hadn't read this post :( Now I want to buy it!

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  8. What a stunning product! I just want to look at it allll day!

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  9. This is extremely pretty! Great highlighter or even a shadow!

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  10. So gorgeous, although I'm not letting myself buy it. I have way too many highlighters and RR which I rarely use. I can still look/drool over this though!

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  11. It's gorgeous, just the way it looks in the pan...oh my! A real beauty! x

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  12. Sold to this girl! It looks gorgeous!
    xo Lillian parisiantobe.com

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  13. WOW! So pretty! I love the design so much I would feel bad using it haha

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  14. Great post :)

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  15. Wow, this looks absolutely lovely! Really like that it's subtle and the packaging is beautiful! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  16. This looks beautiful. How is the pigmentation?

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  17. this actually looks too pretty to use!

    xo Your Daily Break

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  18. oh my god that is beautiul !!

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    xxx

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  19. This looks fantastic! I was heartbroken when I didn't get my hands on the rose one, so I'm hoping I don't miss out on this one. <3 Thank you for sharing. I'll keep my eyes out for this. :)

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